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Police looking for hit-and-run driver in Derby

DERBY — Police are investigating a crash involving a parked vehicle near the Derby Village Store. Police say that a light blue/gray sedan parked on the side of Main Street in Derby, was struck by another vehicle. According to the report, the vehicle left the scene and traveled east on Route 105 towards Hinman Settler… Keep Reading

Dr. Bob and Mrs. Carol Trembley pose by the newest Legend plate in his honor, that will hang on the Legends display in the lobby of North Country Hospital.

Dr. Robert A. Trembley named “Legend” at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — Longtime local internal medicine physician, Robert A. Trembley, MD has been officially named a “Legend,” as part of the Legends Scholarship program at North Country Hospital. Created in 2010 to honor exceptional and legendary healthcare professionals, The Legends Scholarship program is dedicated to serving the needs of our community, and of local students… Keep Reading


Police nab fugitive after car crash in Canaan

CANAAN — A single-vehicle crash in Canaan on Saturday morning led to the arrest of a fugitive from New Hampshire. At around 7:00 a.m. police were advised of a crash at 35 Lake View Drive. The driver was identified as Dillon Johnson, 21, of Colebrook, New Hampshire. Police say Johnson had several active warrants for… Keep Reading

Arts and Entertainment

[VIDEO] Local foliage, local music

NEWPORT — It’s a typical Vermont tradition: The weather cools, the leaves start to change and leaf peepers come out in droves to see the brilliant fall colors. But up until the invention of unmanned aerial vehicles, or, as they are better known, drones, nobody got to peep these colors from the perspective of a… Keep Reading


Police release surveillance images of Orleans One Stop robbery

NEWPORT — Police are continuing to investigate the armed robbery that took place on Monday night at the Orleans One Stop. The images above were released by police on Tuesday afternoon. Police say there are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police, Derby barracks at 802-334-8881. Keep Reading


Orleans One Stop robbed at gunpoint

ORLEANS — An armed robbery took place at around the Orleans One Stop Monday night. The incident took place at around 10:00 p.m. The suspect entered the store waving a handgun and demanded that the store clerk turn over the money from the cash register. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’6”… Keep Reading


Infant’s grave vandalized at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Barton

BARTON – Police are investigating a ghoulish crime where an infant’s grave was disturbed at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Barton in September. Police say they were contacted by Father Timothy Naples of the St. Paul’s Church on September 21, reporting a suspicious incident at the cemetery. According to the report, sometime between September 1 and… Keep Reading


Hunting policy at Bluffside Farm this year

NEWPORT — Those who walk or drive by Bluffside Farm may have noticed some new signs out: “Hunting by Written Permission Only.” While public access, including hunting, was not previously allowed on the property, the Vermont Land Trust supports public access on land they own. The Scott Farm has become a popular spot for walkers… Keep Reading

Arts and Entertainment/Newport

Free, On-Farm Community Dinner in Newport

NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is teaming up with Smitty’s Farm in Newport, as part of their On-Farm Community Dinner series. The evening will feature a free dinner that uses Vermont seasonal produce and brings together community members for a celebration of local agriculture and the season’s harvest. Taking place on Friday, October 7… Keep Reading

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Five arrested after failed human smuggling attempt in Derby

DERBY — U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested five, including four Guatemalans, after a failed human smuggling attempt near Derby last Saturday. Agents arrested Miguel Ramos, 32, of the Bronx, N.Y., and Gerardo Xar-Marroquin, 27, of Guatemala on human smuggling charges. Authorities say the Swanton Tactical Communications Center received a report shortly before 5 p.m. of… Keep Reading

First graders show off some of their bounty with Jeyna Diallo from their day out in the garden before the harvest festival.

Students in Barton get fresh for harvest festivals

BARTON — The kids are back in school, the gardens are bursting with the season’s harvest and it is harvest festival time for students across the Northeast Kingdom. Harvest festivals are coordinated by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) and their partner schools and feature a meal prepped and cooked by the students using vegetables that they… Keep Reading

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North Troy

VSP: 118 marijuana plants seized in North Troy

NORTH TROY — A 51-year-old man from North Troy was arrested on Friday for cultivation of marijuana. At around 7:30 p.m. police executed a search warrant at 116 North Pleasant Street in North Troy. Police say they located and seized approximately 118 marijuana plants. Christopher Kinkade, 51, of North Troy was subsequently placed under arrest… Keep Reading


Car crash in Coventry sends two to hospital

COVENTRY — Two people were injured during a car crash in Coventry this afternoon. At around 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, police were dispatched to the two-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 105. Both drivers, Rose Blais, 75, of Troy, and Shirley Kasanoff, 67, of Troy, were headed east, when police say Kasanoff decreased her speed to… Keep Reading

Northeast Kingdom

Round Island on Lake Memphremagog for sale

NEWPORT — Have you watched HGTV’s Island Hunters and dreamed about owning your own island? Well, you don’t have to travel as far as you may think to make it a reality. Round Island on Lake Memphremagog is for sale, and it can be yours…for only $1,595,000. This unique property offers 7 acres and 2,200… Keep Reading


Benefit dinner to help Newport police officer kick cancer

NEWPORT — Officer George Butler is a man who has dedicated many years to the city of Newport. He has worked as a full-time employee for Newport Ambulance service, a firefighter for the Newport City Fire Department, and is a police officer who is continuing to work his nighttime shift while traveling daily for cancer… Keep Reading

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